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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-03-2012, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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For those who own an Xbike with the hand holds installed: Have any of your +size passengers complained about the handholds being uncomfortable? you know... digging into their wide a$$?

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-03-2012, 02:23 PM
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My passenger isn't plus sized but complains about the hand holds. The are cold/hot, and vibrate a lot, and generally useless. The problem may be that she has to spread her legs wide to fit around my plus sized ass. At any rate, I'm thinking of taking them off. They're standard on the Yamaha RSV and actually useful. Big $300 dollar disappointment on the XCT. I've raised the passenger floorboards to the highest setting hoping that will help. She hasn't ridden since that change (at least not on the XCT). If that isn't more comfortable for her I'll be removing them.
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My passenger has a perfect apple bottomed shaped a$$ and she loves them. She says my a$$ is nice too.

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There isn't really much need for them as most passengers will feel secure with just having their feet/calves between the drivers legs and the bags.

As far a wide a$$es go the Cross bikes are designed for larger people. Those wide saddlebags will make almost any butt look small!

Bujee please don't post post pictures of your a$$ - we'll just take your wifes word on it.
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Has anyone here installed the grad handles? My dealer installed mine. I'm thinking of pulling them off and wondering if I'll be missing any stock parts, shorter bolts, or whatever.
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Just tell her... "No hunney....those grab bars don't make your ass look bigger...."

My wife loves them!

Maybe you should get an airhawk or something to make the seat larger and protect her sensitive butt.

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I originally wanted the hand holds because the ones on my RSV were perfect for attaching my back seat bag when I travel. On the Victory they just don't work for me and the bag attachments I use. I've only played with the heated seat on once occasion and found the hand holds made it difficult to reach the seat switches with gloves on. They do a a little chrome which is always nice, otherwise I haven't found any practical uses.
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I originally wanted the hand holds because the ones on my RSV were perfect for attaching my back seat bag when I travel. On the Victory they just don't work for me and the bag attachments I use. I've only played with the heated seat on once occasion and found the hand holds made it difficult to reach the seat switches with gloves on. They do a a little chrome which is always nice, otherwise I haven't found any practical uses.
They are also an easy place to lock your helmet if you don't have a trunk.

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Forgot about that. I have often locked my helmet and Jacket to the hand holds. When traveling the trunk is full. My wife went for her first real ride on the XCT yesterday (300+ miles) and decided she was comfortable enough. If her legs were longer perhaps all would be well. Fifty four degrees on the North Shore of Lake Superior so I was going to turn on her seat heat. The grab handles are a real pain when trying to reach the switches with gloved hands. Once again, I think Victory had a good idea, but poor execution. Wife did mention that touching the cold handles when seated on a heated seat was a little strange. The Yamaha handles are vinyl covered so much more comfortable hot or cold... and better positioned.
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